Blog Tour: No Going Back by Erika Ashby – reviews from Lorraine and I, excerpts and giveaways!!!

Posted July 22, 2013 by Holly in Blog Tour, Reviews, Teasers / 0 Comments

Book #2 in the Timing is Everything Series
Author: Erika Ashby
Release Date: June 30, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance/Erotica
Life isn’t always about fairytales and happily ever-after’s according to Seth Jordan. After having 
his world shattered and heartbroken beyond repair, he had always sworn off the idea of love. 
He was perfectly content with continuing his life with worthless one night stands and no strings 
attached sex. That was until one blue-eyed blonde managed to seep into places he thought were 
cemented shut.
Like a jack hammer, Mallory Prentice came into Seth’s life and cracked the hard exterior that 
surrounded his heart. She’s the one woman he was starting to feel might be worth taking a chance on.
But life doesn’t always hand you the easy road. Sometimes you are constantly hit with the bad and 
have no hope of any good ever showing up.
Will Seth and Mallory realize that ultimately they are the ones who are in control of their life’s 
outcome? Will they embrace the future and fight for their own happiness, or will they keep 
lingering in past mistakes and let it keep them apart?
Life is all about forgiveness and second chances. Once you come to that conclusion and just go for 
it, there is…no going back.
If you already read Moving Forward then you know Mallory Prentice is carrying Seth Jordan’s child. Only problem is, Seth doesn’t know it. She went to Jesika and Derek’s wedding with the plan on telling him, until she showed up. Allison, Seth’s wicked ex who vanished a few years before with a story she miscarried their baby. Now Allison is back and plans to claim Seth as hers! It would figure, The Rifters, Seth’s band, are just about to make it big
GIFSoupand she comes back into the picture with a ludicrous story that leaves Seth stunned.  I wanted to scream
GIFSoupMallory decides it’s time to come clean about her pregnancy but she may already be too late. Lies escalate, feelings are hurt and Allison has a plan to destroy all. Nick is back, he was Mallory’s ex boyfriend and still in love with her. If Seth doesn’t want her he is only too willing to scoop up the broken pieces of Mallory’s heart.
GIFSoupI could not believe everything that was going on here; first Allison lies to get Seth back, then Seth lies and breaks Mallory’s heart, a new revelation about Seth’s father is exposed and then just when you think everything might finally come together the author Erika Ashby throws another wrench into the mix that left me crying like a baby.
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So many ups and downs I felt like I was on a nightmarish escalator ride.
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I loved Seth until he went back to his old bad boy rock star ways
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and hooked up with any shank that looked his way, I don’t care if he was hurting, keep your dick in your pants if you really love someone.  I wanted to smack him and then I wanted to comfort him
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He didn’t feel like he deserved to be loved he was so screwed up but man could he still F**K and leave them screaming out his name. Talk about earth shattering sex, Seth is king, especially with his APA! piercing gif photo: So Hardcore hardcoregummi.gif 
I loved Mallory, she never felt like she truly belonged and yet she was strong, loyal and funny a hell. She went through a lot in one lifetime and came out a winner. I felt so many different emotions, twists and turns I wasn’t expecting. Another hit for Erika Ashby! Now I need to read “In the End” Jake’s story, I need to know what was in the letter Jesika is about to open!  photo tumblr_mo8vbsdQsp1srefrfo1_500_zps7e4c3782.jpg 
I received an ARC of this book and was happy to read another Erika Ashby work.
No Going Back is Seth and Mallory’s story, and what a story it is! I really liked these two when I met them in Moving Forward and was happy knowing they’d get the chance to tell their stories too. Ok…so by now you should have read book one and you know at the end we find out Mallory’s pregnant with Seth’s baby. She planned on telling him at Jesika and  Derek’s wedding, until she saw Seth with that skank ex Alison… 

Women like Alison are the reason pharmaceuticals like penicillin were invented.
Erika broke my heart at times with this one in regards to Mallory and all the things she went through. She put herself out there and laid her feeling out on the line for Seth only to have him reject her and push her away thinking he was doing what was best for her. What Mallory faced next tore me up, I just wanted to climb in my kindle and hug her!!! I wasn’t expecting what happened to happen at all. I felt for Seth too, he learned some secrets about his past, found out just how much of a lying, manipulative skankarella Alison truly was all while trying to adjust to his band, The Rifters, making it big. And missing Mallory and dealing with his conflicting feelings for her; he realizes he loves her but feels he’s the reason for every heartache she’s encountered since they’ve met and she’s better off without him *sigh* I love my tortured rock stars!
Eventually Seth does come to his senses and comes back to lay his feeling out there for her…that was my favorite part 🙂
Mallory and Seth had lived such difficult lives growing up and neither one felt deserving of a happy ending, but I loved seeing how their ending turned out. Once my heartbreak was over early on I really enjoyed the low level angst of No Going Back; sometimes my heart needs a break from the angst and NGB was the perfect read. It made me laugh, it made me cry…it made me consider moonlighting as an adult toy party consultant lol

All in all No Going Back gets 4 stars from me!
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series
*I received an ARC in exchange for a review*

 :An excerpt:
  “What’s this guy’s name you ask? It’s called the Teeter Totter. Now this lil puppy is a battery operated tease on steroids…meaning one minute it will have you screaming its name, about to come your brains out, then the next minute it pulls back just enough to keep you from going over the edge. Tricky little fucker if I do say so myself.” She smirks.

    “Who comes up with these names?” I ask as I pass the Teeter Totter over to Jesika. She’s finally starting to loosen up and actually taking the time to inspect the toys as we play show and tell with them.

    Holly just shrugs. “No fucking clue Mal. But they’re pretty genius. And for all you twats that are too shy to wave your pride and joy pleasure mobile around for everyone to see because you want your kinky ways to go unknown and your boring missionary status sex life that you lead everyone to believe you have, when in reality you want nothing more than to be a freak between the sheets, we have the small, compact and very durable Dazzler. It’s guaranteed to bedazzle your clit into oblivion.”

    I watch Jesika as the realization of that being the toy I had bought her registers on her face. “This is it,” she mouths. I nod and she blushes.

   “Oh, and last but certainly not least – The Unforeseen Cliffhanger. The Wicked Cliffy as I like to call it. We have this sort of love hate relationship. It feels so good. You think you have plenty of time to take in all the goodness it makes you feel…then BAM. It’s over. You’re coming undone before you even got to experience the full buildup. It definitely leaves you crying like a baby in a fetal position screaming WHY? But at the same time saying thank you…you rocked my world and I need more NOW.”

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:About Erika:

Being born an “Army Brat”, Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She’s a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn’t until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.

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